Linux and "offline folders"

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Mon Jan 12 17:14:23 UTC 2009

2009/1/12 O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at>:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
>>>> What about combining rsync and cron? Like checking if the remote folder
>>>> can be reached every x minutes?
>>> I have been considering something like that, am trying to get my head
>>> around rsync and all its options
>> Why reinvent the wheel? Unison works on Windows, _is_ rsync based, and
>> handles bidirectional changes.
> Am busy testing that too at the moment but thanks for the pointer.
> I get problems with subdirectories on both rsync and unison at this
> time, they sometimes refuse to create subdirs and all files in them on
> the target

I use unison on three computers to sync my foto archive, one is my
server where push all updates to from the other computers. It has
worked like a charmed for over a year and i have never seen the
problems you describe. My machines are all runningl Linux so perhaps
its a problem with Windows?

/ Jonas

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